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defile -- as in: it was defiled
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Dune
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  • Would you have them defile an honorable weapon?
  • The steps ended in a slitted defile about twenty meters long, its floor level, and this opened onto a shallow, moonlit basin.
  • "Please do not run, intruders," the voice said as Paul made to withdraw into the defile.
  • The man above them remained silent, but Jessica heard him moving, crossing by a leap over a defile and working his way down to the basin floor on their left.

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  • They defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it.
  • He believes any non-Muslim in Saudi Arabia defiles the holy land.

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